Witnessing first-hand how an immigrant-serving organization handled changes in immigration policy— beginning with the zero tolerance policy, family separations, the Matter of A-B, and the relocation of migrant families— exemplified the dynamic pace of the job and the need for resilience of everyone involved.
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Seeking Safe Haven: How the Syrian Refugee Crisis Impacts San Antonio
San Antonio’s civil society organizations and volunteers are working to support the Syrian refugee population in the face of declining federal support.
Deferred action on DACA deepens immigration controversy
The Contemporary investigated the effects of rescinding DACA on Trinity University students, weighed the competing legal and practical issues, and addressed the diverse array of campus dialogue and discourse.
An open letter to progressives: defending conservatism and free speech
That is what makes America so great: our true dedication to free speech and in building a diverse nation of many into one.
A Conversation with San Antonio District 1 Candidate Michael Montaño
Michael Montaño is running to become a voice for the people of his native District 1 in San Antonio. On May 6, Montaño will face five other candidates including the incumbent Roberto C. Treviño.
Milo’s Elitist ‘Social Justice Warriors’ in Berkeley
The problem on college campuses is not as simple as a violation of free speech or protecting the integrity of intellectual diversity. Rather, the problem may be society’s lack of unifying values.
A conversation with Councilman Ron Nirenberg
“‘The city you deserve’ is one that is fiscally responsible, ethical, fair, equitable for people no matter what side of town they live. “
The Case for Affirmative Action in Fisher v. UT Austin
Given the virulent discourse concerning minority and ethnic groups this year, disagreements over the role that affirmative action plays in the U.S. will persist.
My Story of Latinx Political Engagement
I am a Latina with an extensive Mexican heritage and family. I’ve heard the insincere, damaging, and ignorant rhetoric directed at my people from our new President-elect. And I have only one thing to say: we demand respect and representation.